This self promotional business card by designer David Deasy is a really imaginative concept. It certainly wins me over with its simplistic, yet clever device that doesn’t come off as gimmicky, segueing between “Ideas” and “Deasy.” The die-cut mailer is a very nice way to keep the card in place until the handler removes it from the packaging. The blind debossing on the mailer is also a fine, subtle touch.
For my business card, I aimed to appeal to the senses with the touch-ability of letterpress, which is imperative since the user must interact with it to reveal the message, that great IDEAS and designer David DEASY are synonymous. A halftone image of myself is also used on the back of the card as an additional memory aid.
The card succeeds in promoting myself, as a designer who doesn’t simply make things look pretty, but has the ideas to propel a message further in a memorable way.Considering my business card functions as a mini-self promo piece, I decided I needed a mailer to house it so I could send it to prospects directly. Also, it is simply a delight to watch a smile emerge on a persons face as they figure out how the card works with an “aha” moment.
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blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.